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PD: Man cleaning gun shoots neighbor in next apt

Posted: 10:15 AM, Jan 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-06 21:46:46-05

A man cleaning his gun accidentally fired a bullet that went through his wall and hit his neighbor, Colorado Springs police said.

Officers were called to the 2,600-block of Avalanche Heights in Colorado Springs on Monday around 10 p.m.

Frank Dawkins told police his gun misfired while he was cleaning it.

The round went through a common wall and hit a neighbor sitting on a couch in the next apartment, police said.

The neighbor was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Police said Dawkins was arrested for Illegal Discharge of a Firearm.

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